Black and White or Colour – Upnor High Street

One place that is close to us is Upnor... and as you stroll down the High Street of Upper Upnor towards Upnor Castle, the road is made out of cobblestones with a pub at the top of the High Street and another pub further down... The High Street, which is a quaint little street, leads directly to [...]

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From Harsh to Delicate

I wanted to create a soft looking flower... and to see how soft and delicate I could make a harsh looking photo by using Lightroom and Photoshop. As you can see from the SOOC photo on the right, that particular rose has many petals and I did manage to get most of the rose in focus... [...]

Monochrome Madness – MM- 3-11

    For this week's Monochrome Madness, I wanted to do something featuring water... and I thought about this seascape and how rough the seas were that day...the waves were just pounding that beach.. and the sound of those waves crashing was a beautiful sound to hear.  The above photograph was taken just before storm [...]

Rework of Lullingstone Flower

  The above photograph is of a rework of a flower I took at Lullingstone Castle... and never posted because I wasn't happy with it.  Then I put it in a frame and it gave the image a whole new perspective... after a few minor edits.  

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

  If you are looking for somewhere to go.. then a trip to Chiddingstone Castle should be on your agenda... and will close on the last day of October this year.... the grounds are spectacular and there is so much to do there... I have to admit the tea-rooms are lovely... Yes the entrance fee [...]

Monochrome Madness – MM 3-10

  First of all my apologies to Leanne, for posting my photo a week earlier... unfortunately it completely slipped my mind that she was on holiday and wouldn't be holding MM that week.. and of course when I went to schedule my post I didn't add the week.  Sorry Leanne xx Glad you had a [...]

Flower Shower

  Well here I am sitting here tonight with two pooches all uptight because they can hear the storms in the distance... looks like I won't be going to bed yet 😀 😀 so I thought I would process this beautiful flower which was growing in the World Gardens, which is within the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Kent.  [...]

Hever Castle Lake

Hever Castle Lake

    As you stroll around the grounds of Hever Castle in Kent... you come to this wonderful lake.. and what caught my eye was that red little building beside the lake. As you can see from the original photo there were some distractions and I knew I wanted to remove them.  So I did [...]

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Module Help

Shortcuts... we love them, they make our lives a whole lot easier.. but having to keep remembering different shortcuts for different programmes can be a flaming nightmare. This is where the  Control +/ (PC) or Cmd  + / (MAC) will bring up the help and shortcuts for the particular module your are in...   So by [...]

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Birling Gap

  The above photograph was taken at Birling Gap in East Sussex, and was shot just by the houses that are very close to the cliffs edge. As you can see from the SOOC photo, there is a fence post that is rather distracting and a piece of fencing that just doesn't seem to belong [...]

Monochrome Madness – MM3-9

  It is time for Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole again... and this week's picture was taken at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, on our way back to the car park... I just love how the fence seems to go on and on..  Again many thanks to Leanne for hosting this challenge.... really enjoying them.

Little Egret – Blue wash

  Yesterday at Northward Hill Nature Reserve we had this Little Egret who was quite contented to pose for photographs... the clicks of the camera didn't bother him at all... and as we had the camera's set to High Burst Mode... we have loads of photographs of this bird. I wanted to create something different... [...]

WPC – Numbers

  This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is about Numbers..  For my entry I have used a photograph taken back in May 2015 at the Grand Canyon South Rim Railway Station as we were about to board our train back to Williams.   Originally I was going to just process this photo in monochrome...   But [...]

One Photo Focus – June

    Once I saw this photograph on Stacy's blog for this month's One Photo Focus Challenge I was eager to get going... and as soon as her email hit my inbox that was it... I already knew what I wanted to do.  So I did some minor edits in Lightroom and then exported the [...]

Friday Quick Tip – Lightroom – Basic Panel

Well today's quick tip.. well it isn't that quick, 20 minutes to be exact, but it is very informative.   And it comes from a video created by Laura Shoe from LauraShoe.com that covers the fundamentals of the Basic Panel in Lightroom.     Sit back and enjoy and have a good weekend everyone xx

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – Letter K

  Lori's challenge for the 26 Weeks Letter Challenge was a hard one.. this week.  I wanted to play along but was getting really stumped at what images I had with objects in that started with the letter 'K'.  I was just about to give up and skip this challenge... (I know that's the chicken's way out) [...]

Monochrome Madness 3-8 – Closed Theme

Horse

  This week in Monochrome Madness there is a theme, and the theme for this week is 'Closed'.  Why I picked the above photograph was simply because of the look on the horse's face.. he was looking at me as if he was trying to say he is 'closed in'. Many thanks to Leanne Cole [...]